"Bishop Otis Charles, retired bishop of Utah, and later Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, has come out as a gay man. He wrote to all the bishops of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. in September , just before the House of Bishops met in Panama City. Integrity was given the text of that letter. Here are some excerpts.
"The Iglesia Espanola Reformada Episcopal (IERE), otherwise known as The Episcopal Church in Spain (ECS), and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente are moving closer towards closer and more concrete expressions of their Concordat relations by going into a shared ministry for Filipino domestic helpers (DH) and other Filipino overseas contract workers (OCW), especially IFI members in Spain.
The Rev. Gordon W. Beardy, a Cree Indian, was elected suffragan bishop of Keewatin on 28 September 1993. He is the second indigenous person (after Charles Arthurson in Saskatchewan) to be elected a bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada.
"The Divinity 150 Project of Trinity College, Toronto, held a colloquium on 'The Theological and Social Formation of Clergy: a historical perspective' at the college, 22-24 April 1993." This "Notes and Comments" summary describes and summarizes the presentations of several speakers including: William Westfall, Thomas McIntire, Robert Black, Elwood Jones, Joseph White, Jud Purdy, Bob Gidney, Wyn Millar, Neil Semple, John Thompson, Terrence Murphy, Roberto Perin, Brian Hogan, Ruth Brouwer, Mark McGowan, Ed Queen, Joseph O'Neill, John Grant, Phyllis Airhart, George Rawlyk, Brian Fraser and Alexander Reford.
"This is an exceptionally fine guide to the parish papers, synod office records, and diocesan records, episcopal records and related materials held in the archives of the Diocese of Calgary. The archives contain about 62 metres of textual material, and a small collection of photographs, maps, plans, films, records, and tapes. The descriptions are usually spare, but sufficient to draw attention. It would be more useful if files were described by physical extent as well as by inclusive dates. This should be a model for other diocesan archives; we could wish that every diocese had a diocesan archives, let alone describe its contents for a wider public". [Text of entire review/book note.]
"Using their appeal to so-called God-given reason, the 19th and early 20th century liberal critics of the Holy Scriptures have attempted to eliminate many portions of the Word of God as being unreliable and irrelevant to today's world. Despite overwhelming counter evidence from the fields of archaeology and biblical studies there are some who still want to hold to such erroneous teachings".